Join Carrie Jurney of Not One More Vet and Katie Berlin of The Vet Reset as they chat about finding wellness and sustainability in vet med.
Perfectionism, Vet Med, and Why We Write First Drafts
Carrie is working on a book chapter and... well, at least the first draft is done. Katie is exploring a job she loves and trying to find a balance between doing great work - and not being able to keep work in check.
We jump into a common problem in veterinary medicine: perfectionism. Why do we all feel like we have to be instantly excellent at everything?
Not One More Vet (NOMV)
Moral Distress and Veterinary Professionals
Carrie's writing a book chapter, and Katie's working on bouncing back from surgery - but life in practice continues and it's pretty hard right now. It seemed like a good time for a chat about moral distress, which affects all of us at some point (and most of us feel it pretty often). We also talk journaling (which can look different for extroverts), gratitude, and why social media can be a pretty great place to talk about hard things with people who just get it.
Not One More Vet: https://www.nomv.org/
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Proof of Life
Carrie and Katie are alive and... well, Dealing. Like everyone. It's a catch up episode about the realities of life in a totally changed world, including hyena MRIs, loss of coping mechanisms, and and why both extroverts and introverts are struggling right now.
Meet the newest member of the VSF crew at 11:10!
Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety with Glencora King, AMFT
Our special guest, Glencora King, AMFT, helps us work through some anxiety fueled by social distancing, self-quarantined loved ones, and the constant influx of media coverage and new pronouncements surrounding COVID-19.
Although we all deal with a crisis in our own way, the feelings we're facing are universal. In some ways, even though we are physically far apart, as human beings we've never been closer.
*Glencora's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GlencoraKingMFT/
*Learn to meditate - yes, even you, skeptics - with 10% Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/
*Find a therapist to chat with online with BetterHelp's free month trial for NOMV and NOMV-SS members: https://www.betterhelp.com/nomv/
*The AVMA page for COVID-19 information: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19
On Washing of the Hands and Taking of the Sick Days
One of us had a small freakout about the coronavirus outbreak and did what all good nerds do when they're freaking out: she got the facts.
Also: do you call in sick to work? Carrie did some polling and the results... probably won't surprise anyone in vet med, but they should.
World Health Organization (WHO) on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19
Thinking About Therapy? Start Here.
Let's talk all things therapy: Carrie loves her team now, while Katie's at the beginning of her journey and working on finding the right fit. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, nor will it solve all your problems - but sometimes it's hard to move forward without some help from a trained professional. We're talking about some of the pitfalls involved in finding, paying for, and sticking with a therapist.
Dog snoring extra loud: 26:55
Tips on finding care: 31:00
Some helpful links:
Not One More Vet (NOMV)
Psychology Today's therapist finder
BetterHelp online counseling - get a free month as a member of NOMV or NOMV-SS
Two Chairs - where Carrie found her therapist
Veterinary Interactive Screening Program (VISP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline
Or, reach out to us or NOMV/NOMV-SS on Facebook, Instagram or our website at www.veterinarysuperfriends.com.
So grateful for this podcast! I’m a vet specialist who resigned a few months ago due to burnout, compassion fatigue, and covid childcare issues. I need what you’re serving so thank you!